This post is mostly for my memory, so years from now, I will be able to look back and remember funny things Fitz has said, and the way he says them.
Y'all know how he used to say his name was "Gunlock"? Now he always says "Fitz" and I kind of miss "Gunlock". He says, "I'm Fitz Garrett." But it kind of sounds like, "I'm Itz Arrett." Love.
For a while, before he knew the correct word, he called his baseball bat his "hit ball." What else would he call it? That's what you do with it. He says bat now, ha!
Every night when we go to bed, he sleeps with his Bunny and Puppy Dog. He will tuck the dog down and tell me, "Mama, cover he up!" Love.
He's been obsessed with "Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site," for weeks. I have to sneak another book when I get tired of reading it over and over. So, a couple of nights ago, we read "Llama Llama and the Bully Goat." He still loves those Llama Llama books, too. Anyway, last night, he requested "Llama and Bull Goat." In the book, Gilroy Goat is being a bully to the other kids and the teacher makes him sit in time out. When I got done reading, Fitz said, "Ms. Britney makes me sit in time out sometimes. Mama too." So then we talked about minding and how if he minds he won't have to sit in time out. I loved it that he actually thought about what the book was saying! I really hope he continues to love reading!
Along those same lines, when he sees a "cement truck" or a "dump truck," he loves to talk about how it's like the ones in his book. He also loves the Crane truck, which he calls the "crame truck."
Every morning when we are getting ready to leave, he wants to go through the list of what he's doing that day. He loves to know the plan ahead of time. He totally gets that from BOTH of his parents. It goes like this: "Papa gonna take me to Ms. Britney's house?" or "Gonna go to Tootsie's house?" "Mama gonna pick me up from school? Eat lunch and go to our house and take a nap?"
He likes to be on the go, like me, but he also loves to come home, like his Daddy. If we have been out and about running errands or doing something, he will say, "I wanna go to my house now." Cracks me up.
He's still not the least bit interested in the potty. We talk about it. He knows how it works. He goes into another room, goes in his diaper and then comes to tell me to change it, but he will not use the potty. I'm trying to remain patient and calm and remember that he does everything in HIS OWN TIME. Crawling, walking, talking, etc. I'm also trying to remind myself that I won't have any more babies. What's it going to hurt to change diapers a few more months with this one? Sunday when he woke up from his non-nap, I asked if he wanted to put on big boy underwear for the afternoon and he cried and pitched a fit and said NO!!! "They" say not to force it, so I'll try again another day. There are very few teenagers walking around in diapers, so I know it will happen. Just not today.
Which brings me to another thing he likes to say. Sometimes, when I tell him what he's going to do the next day, he will say, "Not today though." Right, but sometimes it is that day, but he still says it. And then he follows up with: "On Wednesday." Always Wednesday.
Me: "Fitz you're going to school early to talk to Ms. Sarah today!" (speech therapy)
Fitz: "Not today though. I'll talk to Ms. Sarah on Wednesday."
He loves to tell me what he doesn't like to do.
Me: "Fitz, make sure you listen to your teacher at school today."
Fitz: "I don't like to."
I told him I have to listen to people all day long that I don't like to listen to, ha!
I wore a skirt a few weeks ago, and apparently, had not worn a dress or skirt in a while. We got ready to leave the house and Fitz looked concerned and said, "Mama, you not have you pants on!"
He likes to eat lunchable nachos nearly every night for dinner, and drink tea with it. He eats "roars" at Ms. Britney's for lunch nearly every day. In case you're out of the loop, those are dinosaur shaped chicken nuggets. He also loves my spaghetti, Chinese food, cheese dip, salsa and chips, pop tarts, pancakes, bacon, coffee, and muffins, which he calls "moo muffins," from Mickey Mouse.
When I asked what he wanted to be for Halloween and he said "cowboy," I asked: "Oh, like Woody on Toy Story?" His answer: "No Mama. Like quack quack on Mickey Mouse!" In the Halloween episode, Donald Duck dresses like a cowboy. Stay tuned for photos. And more Fitz-isms, I'm sure.